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Webster's New World Basic Dictionary of American English defines 49,000 of the most commonly used words in the American English lexicon. These are the words adult readers are most likely ...
Webster's New World Basic Dictionary of American English defines 49,000 of the most commonly used words in the American English lexicon. These are the words adult readers are most likely to encounter in newspapers and magazines, on job applications and product instructions, on advertising billboards and their children's school progress reports. The dictionary defines these words in clear, easy-to-understand language, using only words that are themselves defined in the dictionary, but never condescending to the adult reader. Definitions are liberally supplemented with example phrases and sentences that put words in context and help new readers understand meaning and usage. Special notes on synonyms help new readers differentiate between words with similar meanings. And selected illustrations help readers identify and remember words.
This quality paperback book is designed for ease of reading and use, as well as for durability. Primarily created for native English speakers, it is also a valuable reference for more advanced readers of English as a second language. From the editors of the prestigious Webster's New World College Dictionary, the Basic Dictionary of American English brings the full scholarship behind that work to this important new offering in the field of literacy.
Guide to the Use of the Dictionary.
Abbreviations Used in This Dictionary.
Basic Dictionary of American English.
Nations of the World.
The United States.
U.S. Cities by Population.
Canada and Mexico.
Weights and Measures.
Posted December 6, 2011
This book is great for almost everyone. It is a helpful thing for school but it has a some words missing which I understand is because some words used today were not used when the book was published.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 11, 2009
I needed a new desk dictionary to replace the old hardback copy I'd had for years.
This paperback version is easy to use and word meanings are easy to read. This version also gives extra information (such as synonyms) below some words in a gray box. This version is good for home use.